Dogs to sniff out Parkinson's

Can Dogs Sniff Out Parkinson’s

Monday, 21 August 2017

Researchers at The University of Manchester recently launched a new study to investigate the potential of man’s best friend to speed diagnosis in Parkinson’s disease (PD). There is currently no validated biomarker — or objective measure, such as cholesterol for heart disease…

Parkinson's Biomarker

PPMI Data Shows Brain Changes Linked to Parkinson’s Progression

Monday, 14 August 2017

Two recent papers point to potential Parkinson’s biomarkers after analysis of data from The Michael J. Fox Foundation’s (MJFF) Parkinson’s Progression Markers Initiative (PPMI). PPMI is a landmark study following more than 1,500 volunteers at 33 clinical sites around the…

Belinda run for her Dad to find a cure for Parkinson's

Our Hero Belinda Runs for her Dad

Friday, 11 August 2017

Our hero this week is Belinda who participated in Run Melbourne to honour her Dad who lived with Parkinson’s before he passed away in 2015.  Seeing her Dad deal with the everyday challenges that Parkinson’s presents inspired her to continue the fight…

Under the microscope: Dr Nicolas Dzamko

Thursday, 10 August 2017

In this week’s Under the Microscope, we feature Dr Nicolas Dzamko. Based at The University of Sydney he is currently working alongside Professor Glenda Halliday on several exciting Parkinson’s research projects. Briefly outline where you commenced your research journey and…

Accupuncture and Parkinson's


Tuesday, 8 August 2017

What Is Acupuncture? Acupuncture is a form of traditional Chinese medicine that has been around for thousands of years. It involves the insertion of tiny needles into the skin at various places of the body (depending on what symptoms are…

Insurance Advisernet Support Parkinson's research

Insurance Advisernet Supports Parkinson’s research

Saturday, 5 August 2017

We are excited to have Insurance Advisernet (IA) continue their corporate support for Shake It Up again this year. The Insurance Advisernet Foundation was established in 2015 as a way to consolidate the considerable goodwill that already existed amongst Insurance…

A Day at the Races – Gold Coast

Sunday, 30 July 2017

Why not join the Spano Group at their upcoming ‘Day At The Races’ lunch this October on the Gold Coast?! It promises to be a day full of fun and fundraising! Now in its fourth year, Shake It Up are…

Parkinsons protein to head into space

Parkinson’s protein to take a trip into space

Sunday, 23 July 2017

The Michael J. Fox Foundation has partnered with the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space to send key Parkinson’s protein LRRK2 to the International Space Station for growth under microgravity conditions. “We’re thrilled that PD research has been…

Parkinson's research

Update on Alpha-synuclein Therapies in Clinical Trials

Monday, 17 July 2017

Last week biotech Prothena announced the first participant has enrolled in its PASADENA study, a Phase II trial of its anti-alpha-synuclein antibody therapy. Five companies have therapies in clinical trials targeting alpha-synuclein, the protein that clumps in the cells of people with…